Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is set to host a showcase event.

The event is for the SOURCE Cumbrian digital artist development programme,and will be hosted at 2pm, Thursday 25 November.

This event will celebrate the success of the programme and feature the seven SOURCE commission winning artists presenting their work.

SOURCE began in March 2020 led by a partnership of the Cumbria Museum Consortium and Signal Film & Media, offering a free opportunity for early-to-mid career artists to take their practice to the next level with a particular focus on technology and digital media.

Each artist was paired with one of four Cumbrian cultural organisations including Signal Film & Media, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Windermere Jetty Museum, and Wordsworth Grasmere.

An impressive and varied selection of work was created as part of the programme from animated photo albums, digital photography, short films, and even a customisable online game.

Kate Parry, Cumbria Museum Consortium manager said: “It has been fascinating to see how the seven artists have responded to the different museum sites and collections across Cumbria and to watch the artworks emerge. 

"As museum staff, we’ve learnt how varied, intriguing, and fun digital art can be. 

"After so many conversations on Zoom, I’m really looking forward to seeing all the artists come together to showcase their work in person.”

There will be the opportunity to hear from artists in a round-table discussion and ask questions about their work.

The event will end with an exclusive showing of Jennifer McMillan’s ‘Shadow Clock’ projected onto the historic spaces of Tullie House that inspired her work.

This is an excellent and rare opportunity to hear local artists discuss their work in person.

Although the SOURCE project began well over a year ago, due to COVID-19 restrictions this event brings the artists together for the first time in public.

Project lead for Tullie House, Claire Sleightholm said: "These works have now been added to Tullie House’s permanent collections and we’ll be able to share with the public the work of these amazing Cumbrian artists for years to come.”

The showcase event is free and open to the public, places can be booked via the Tullie House website.